Ministers of State of the 29th Dáil

On 6 June 2002, Bertie Ahern was appointed as Taoiseach by the president for a second term and proposed the members of the 26th Government of Ireland, which was approved by Dáil Éireann for appointment by the president. On this date, Ahern also announced that he would appoint Mary Hanafin, TD to the post of Minister for State at the Department of the Taoiseach with special responsibility as Government Chief Whip, and for the Information Society, and. Dick Roche, TD the position of Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach and the Department of Foreign Affairs, with special responsibility for European Affairs.[1] On 18 June 2002, the Taoiseach announced that the Government had appointed with effect from 19 June the other 15 Ministers of State and that the Government had also appointed Mary Hanafin to be Minister of State at the Department of Defence.[2]

Ministers of State (19 June 2002 – 14 June 2007)Edit

Name Office Department(s) Party
Mary Hanafin Government Chief Whip Taoiseach Fianna Fáil
Minister of State at the Department of Defence Defence
Dick Roche Minister of State for European Affairs Foreign Affairs Fianna Fáil
Minister of State Taoiseach
Tom Kitt Minister of State for Overseas Development and Human Rights Foreign Affairs Fianna Fáil
Síle de Valera Minister of State for Adult Education, Youth Affairs and Educational Disadvantage Education and Science Fianna Fáil
Jim McDaid Minister of State for Road Traffic and Road Haulage Transport Fianna Fáil
Frank Fahey Minister of State for Labour Affairs Enterprise, Trade and Employment Fianna Fáil
Noel Treacy Minister of State for Food and Horticulture Agriculture and Food Fianna Fáil
Willie O'Dea Minister of State for Equality and Disability Issues Justice, Equality and Law Reform Fianna Fáil
Pat "the Cope" Gallagher Minister of State for Environmental Protection Environment, Heritage and Local Government Fianna Fáil
Liam Aylward Minister of State for Animal Health and Welfare; and Customer Service Agriculture and Food Fianna Fáil
John Browne Minister of State for the Marine Communications, Marine and Natural Resources Fianna Fáil
Michael Ahern Minister of State for Trade and Commerce Enterprise, Trade and Employment Fianna Fáil
Ivor Callely Minister of State for Older People Health and Children Fianna Fáil
Noel Ahern Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal Environment, Heritage and Local Government Fianna Fáil
Minister of State for Drugs Strategy and Community Affairs Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs
Brian Lenihan Minister of State for Children Health and Children Fianna Fáil
Minister of State Justice, Equality and Law Reform
Minister of State Education and Science
Tim O'Malley Minister of State for Mental Health Services and Food Safety Health and Children Progressive Democrats
Tom Parlon Minister of State for the Office of Public Works Finance Progressive Democrats

Changes 29 September 2004Edit

Following cabinet reshuffle.[3]

Name Office Department(s) Party
Tom Kitt Government Chief Whip Taoiseach Fianna Fáil
Minister of State at the Department of Defence Defence
Frank Fahey Minister of State for Equality and Disability Issues Justice, Equality and Law Reform Fianna Fáil
Noel Treacy Minister of State for European Affairs Foreign Affairs Fianna Fáil
Minister of State Taoiseach
Pat "the Cope" Gallagher Minister of State for the Marine Communications, Marine and Natural Resources Fianna Fáil
John Browne Minister of State for Forestry Agriculture and Food Fianna Fáil
Ivor Callely Minister of State for Traffic Management, Road Haulage and the Irish Aviation Authority Transport Fianna Fáil
Seán Power Minister of State for Health Promotion Health and Children Fianna Fáil
Batt O'Keeffe Minister of State for Environmental Protection Environment, Heritage and Local Government Fianna Fáil
Tony Killeen Minister of State for Labour Affairs Enterprise, Trade and Employment Fianna Fáil
Brendan Smith Minister of State for Food and Horticulture Agriculture and Food Fianna Fáil
Conor Lenihan Minister of State for Overseas Development and Human Rights Foreign Affairs Fianna Fáil

Changes 14 February 2006Edit

Changes following the resignation of Ivor Callely on 8 December 2005.[4]

Name Office Department(s) Party
Mary Wallace Minister of State for Forestry Agriculture and Food Fianna Fáil
John Browne Minister of State for the Marine Communications, Marine and Natural Resources Fianna Fáil
Pat "the Cope" Gallagher Minister of State for Traffic Management, Road Haulage and the Irish Aviation Authority Transport Fianna Fáil

Changes 12 December 2006Edit

Changes following the resignation of Síle de Valera on 8 December 2006.

Name Office Department(s) Party
Seán Haughey Minister of State for Adult Education, Youth Affairs and Educational Disadvantage Education and Science Fianna Fáil

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dáil Éireann debate - Thursday, 6 June 2002: Appointment of Taoiseach and Nomination of Members of Government: Motion". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Dáil Éireann debate - Tuesday, 18 June 2002: Appointment of Members of Government and Ministers of State". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Dáil Éireann debate - Thursday, 30 September 2004: Appointment of Members of Government and Ministers of State: Statements". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Dáil Éireann debate - Tuesday, 12 December 2005: Appointment of Minister of State". Houses of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 2 November 2019.